Jason C. Eck, DO, MS
Dr. Eck received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Catholic University of America in Biomedical Engineering, followed by a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University. Following this he worked as a research engineer conducting spine biomechanics research. He then attended medical school at University of Health Sciences. He is board eligible in orthopaedic surgery.
William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
In this Article
- What is whiplash?
- What causes whiplash?
- What are the symptoms of whiplash?
- How is whiplash diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for whiplash?
- What can be done to prevent whiplash?
- Whiplash At A Glance
What are the symptoms of whiplash?
The most common symptoms related to whiplash include:
- neck pain and stiffness,
- shoulder pain and stiffness,
- jaw pain
(temporomandibular joint symptoms),
- arm pain,
- arm weakness,
- visual disturbances,
- ringing in the ears (tinnitus), and
- back pain.
In the more severe and chronic case of "whiplash associated disorder" symptoms can include:
- drug dependency,
- post-traumatic stress syndrome,
- sleep disturbance (insomnia),
- litigation, and
- social isolation.
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